Bird

Capuchinbird

Area: 
Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Suriname, Venezuela
Habitat: 
Humid forests
Food: 
Fruit, insects, very small reptiles
Size: 
13 to 14 inches long
Babies: 
A single chick hatches from a splotched egg after 30 days.
A capuchinbird gets its food on the go—it plucks hanging fruit as it flies by.
A BirdAn animal that has wings and is covered with feathers. Birds have a backbone, are warm-blooded, produce young from eggs, and walk on their two legs. Most can fly. That Moos

 

This bizarre birdAn animal that has wings and is covered with feathers. Birds have a backbone, are warm-blooded, produce young from eggs, and walk on their two legs. Most can fly. gets its name from the cowl of feathers behind its head, which look like the cloak of a capuchin monk. Another name for this feathered friend is “calfbird” because of the mooing sound a male makes.

 

The male capuchinbird “moos” to get a female’s attention. He has another trick to catch her eye, too! As he makes his long mooing call, bright orange, curly feathers pop out near his tail. They look a bit like cheese puffs! Some people call them taillights, because they really do get attention—hopefully of a friendly female capuchinbird.